My Flight in a T-6 Texan

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  1. AirVenture

    AirVenture TPF Noob!

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    Well...wasn't expecting this today!

    Dubuque Regional Airport is hosting the an armada of vintage World War II training aircraft. They are here practicing their formation flying for their mass fly-in into the huge EAA Oshkosh Airshow. In total there is probably close to 100 aircraft on the field. I had been working out in the hot sun for about 4 hours and decided to step inside the hanger to listen in on a briefing. Before long I was being asked if I wanted to tag along with 25 other T-6's that were going up to practice formation flight. The next thing I knew it I'm strapping on a parachute and sitting in a 63 year old T-6 Texan. The flight lasted a little over 30 mintues in various positions with the other aircraft. What an experience...I'll never forget it!


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    Here are the rest:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70068841@N00/sets/72157594209495338/

    Enjoy,
    -Brett :)
     
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    wow! awesome shots! sounds like you had a real blast. :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, you lucky one!
    Gone to do air-to-air shooting. Cool! I like them all, but do like #5 best, immediately followed (not only literally ;) :D) by #6!
     
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    Amazing pictures, have you considered sumbitting to Airliners.net
     
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    Excellent work Brett. You can’t get much luckier then that. Once you fly in formation like this all other flying is boring unless you are down low scaring cows :) You did a great job and I see you had excellent lighting for the flight.

    Eric
     
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    cool work!
     
  7. AirVenture

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    Thanks everybody! Yeah luckily the light was pretty good. It was about 4pm so atleast it wasn't the blazing noon sun. I can't wait until next time...whenever that might be!

    -Brett :)
     

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